Do you like crafts or arts?
Karori Arts & Crafts (KACC) welcomes new members. We foster artistic expression across a diverse range of arts and crafts that feature in this website. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in arts and crafts or any of our special interest groups. You do not have to be a Karori resident to join KACC, we have members from all over Wellington and the Greater Wellington Region.
- art: painting, photography, mixed media, paper crafts, collage, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy and bookmaking
- craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting, crochet, textile art or assemblage - think about joining us
- special interest groups: walking, mah jong, garden group, antique appreciation.
Congratulations to Nancy Mc Millen from the Portrait Club whose painting of her husband Stuart has been selected as a finalist in the Adams Portaiture Award. Her entry can be viewed online at http://www.nzportraitgallery.org.nz/portraits-online/adam-portraiture-award.
We have a fantastic Camera Club as well who meet fortnightly on a Wednesday night from 7.30-9.30pm they have a range of interesting speakers and practical field trips and are all generous with sharing their knowledge with you.
A popular workshop from last year was Baltimore Quilting that involves a lot if detailed and intricate hand stitching, Fyvie Murray ran a series of four workshops late 2014 and early 2015 on this topic. The photo below shows the group decision-making exercise reagrding Helena Hawke's Baltimore Quilt blocks. . After many months of work Helena is trying to decide how to arrange the various blocks to best effect. There were lots of different opinions and animated discussion that I suspect left Helena more confused than when she began. Helena and Fyvie belongs to a craft and quilt group that meet every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, though some people stay on until 4pm to get more work done.